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Winterhawks Acquire Rights To Garrett Haar

The Portland Winterhawks have acquired the rights to defenseman Garrett Haar from the Medicine Hat Tigers in exchange for a conditional pick in the 2014 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft.

Haar, 6’1”, 198 pounds, enters his 20-year-old campaign after playing the previous two seasons with Western Michigan University. Last season he played 22 games as a sophomore and posted three goals and six assists for nine points. As a freshman in 2011-12, Haar had one goal and seven assists for eight points in 36 games.

Haar was drafted in the seventh round, 207th overall, by the Washington Capitals in the 2011 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

“Garrett is a promising defenseman who will bring size and experience to our defensive core,” said Portland Winterhawks General Manager & Head Coach Mike Johnston. “He plays a solid two-way game and we’re looking forward to having him join us this season.”

The acquisition of Haar gives the Hawks two of a possible three 20-year-olds for next season, along with forward Shane McColgan, whom the Hawks traded for earlier this month.

Premier membership season tickets and 20-game plans for the 2013-14 season are on sale now. They start at only $37 per month and include playoffs. Visit winterhawks.com or call 503-236-HAWK to reserve the best seat locations.

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